General

Blogging U.

Blogging U. courses deliver expert advice, pro tips, and inspiration right to your email inbox. Reach your own goals while improving your technical know-how. All courses are free — all you need is a WordPress.com account.

There are different tracks available: Blogging Fundamentals, Commenting Basics, Intermediate Customization, Branding and Growth, Build a Business Website, Photography, Writing, and Poetry. Get course and registration info below.

Available courses

Visit the course pages for more detail on what they cover, and click the “Start” button on any page to begin your course immediately.

↑ Table of Contents ↑

Starting and stopping courses

How do I start a course?

Visit the page for the course you’re interested in and click the “Start” button — that’s it! If you’re logged in to WordPress.com, you’ll receive an introductory email right away, and your first assignment a few minutes later. If you’re not logged in, we’ll prompt you to do so, and you’re off and running.

What if I want to stop?

No problem — every email you’ll receive includes an unsubscribe link at the bottom. Click it, and the course stops. You can also visit the course’s page using the above links, and click the “Stop” button.

This won’t affect any of your other WordPress.com emails, like notifications. And if you want to give the course another try, visit the course’s page and click “Restart.”

How many courses can I take? Can I take them more than once?

As many as you’d like, as many times as you’d like. We recommend taking one course at a time — blogging is fun, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be overwhelming! — but you’re free to take multiple courses simultaneously.

↑ Table of Contents ↑

Getting support during a course

Every assignment includes expert advice from our staff as well as links to more resources and to our customer support team of Happiness Engineers.

Reaching out to other bloggers also helps participants get the most out of Blogging U. courses. We encourage you to use the tag for your course when publishing posts (e.g., #bloggingfundamentals) and to browse that tag in the Reader to find and connect with other bloggers. If you don’t know what tag to use or browse, don’t worry — when you begin a course, we’ll tell you.

Ready to register? Head to the Blogging U. homepage to get started.

Not quite what you're looking for?

Get Help